Casefile Clues

21 August 2008

1892 Chicago City Directory At Footnote.com

I have been using the Chicago City directories on Footnote.com again and have noticed an irregularity with the 1892 directory. According to the pages currently on footnote, the online images jump from page 20 to page 1001. There definitely is a jump as the directory goes from general advertising into the "M" section of the alphabet.

Bummer as I'm looking for Thomas Frame. Hopefully it gets fixed soon. I do like what Footnote.com has online, but this is a little frustrating.

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